Shakespeare, Not Stirred: Cocktails for Your Everyday Dramas (Hardcover)
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In Shakespeare, Not Stirred, two professors mix equal parts booze and Bard to help you through your everyday dramas. It's like having Shakespeare right there in your living room, downing a great drink and putting your crappy day in perspective. So get out your cocktail shaker and lend him your ears.
Each original cocktail and hors d oeuvre recipe connects Shakespeare's characters to life's daily predicaments:
Drown your sorrows after a workplace betrayal with Othello's Green-Eyed Monster
Distract yourself from domestic drama with Kate's Shrew-driver or Cleopatra's Flings in a Blanket
Recapture your youth with Puck's Magic Shrooms
Mark a romantic occasion with Beatrice and Benedick's Much Ado About Frothing
Featuring classic images from the Folger Shakespeare Library (hilariously doctored to feature some hard-partying Shakespearean protagonists) and Mini-Bards you can raid for extra context and commentary, Shakespeare, Not Stirred is a completely intoxicating experience.
About the Author
Caroline Bicks and Michelle Ephraim are both popular, tenured Shakespeare professors at their respective universities, and their Shakespeare-inspired personal essays and articles have appeared in such venues as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Lilith, and All Things Considered. Caroline Bicks received her Ph.D. from Stanford University and has been on the faculty at Boston College for twelve years, as well as a teacher at the prestigious Bread Loaf School of English. She is the author of Midwiving Subjects in Shakespeare's England and coeditor of The History of British Women s Writing, 1500 1610, Volume 2. Bicks also writes humorous parenting pieces that have appeared on Babble, McSweeney s, and in the show and essay collection Afterbirth: Stories You Won t Read in a Parenting Magazine. Michelle Ephraim received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin Madison and has been on the faculty at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for fifteen years. She is the author of Reading the Jewish Woman on the Elizabethan Stage as well as numerous articles on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature. Ephraim s humorous life writing has appeared in publications such as The Morning News, Tikkun, and Word Riot, and has been featured on Open Salon."